"Harper's China-Canada Deal Overrides Environmental Protections"

"OTTAWA -- To attract Chinese investment for development of the Alberta oil sands and other natural resources, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pushing through a treaty that gives away Canadian legislative and judicial sovereignty with no public debate, warns a Canadian international investment law expert and law professor."

"The deal could be ratified in Parliament as early as October 31, says Professor Gus Van Harten of York University's Osgoode Hall Law School, one of very few voices raised in warning.

Prime Minister Harper and Chinese President Hu Jintao oversaw the signing of the treaty in Vladivostok in September on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting."

Environment News Service had the story October 24, 2012.

Source: ENS, 10/25/2012